While not somewhere to head for ‘a big night out’, The Cumberland is nonetheless a ‘great local pub’, servicing a stretch of West Kensington not otherwise blessed with boozers. The interior
features plenty of stained wood, though the furniture could do with ‘an update’, notes one reader. Food mixes seasonal British ingredients with Italian know-how, hence fettuccine is teamed with
pheasant, tomato, red wine & rosemary; own-made ravioli is filled with chicken, spinach & ricotta; & Tuscan rabbit casserole is among the heartier choices. Desserts such as coconut rice
pudding with rhubarb compote take influences from closer to home, & blackboards of specials add further interest. The global wine list, containing several decent choices, keeps below £30, &
Landlord is one of a fine batch of ales on tap.